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Personal Knowledge: Towards a Post-Critical Philosophy Paperback – Aug 15 1974

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  • Paperback: 442 pages
  • Publisher: University Of Chicago Press (Aug. 15 1974)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226672883
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226672885
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.8 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 653 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #401,402 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Polanyi’s monumental work, Personal Knowledge: Towards a Post-Critical Philosophy, takes the shape of an orderly rejection of the false ideal of wholly explicit and wholly impersonal, so-called objective knowledge. The human mind, for him, is not an impersonal machine engaged in the manufacture of truth. In fact, Personal Knowledge represents a compelling critique of the positivist claim for total objectivity in scientific knowledge. . . . Polanyi, the scientist-philosopher, calls forth an enormous array of examples to show that the scientist himself is engaged in acts of personal acceptance and judgment in the very doing of science.”
(Philosophy Today)

“Rich in insights, groundbreaking in its interpretations, Personal Knowledge deserves to be better known.”
(Science and Education) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Michael Polanyi (1891–1976) was a Hungarian-British chemist and philosopher, a fellow of the Royal Society, and a fellow of Merton College, Oxford. His many books include Science, Faith, and Society; Knowing and Being; and Meaning, all published by the University of Chicago Press. 
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.


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